Bikram Choudhury is the founder of the worldwide "Yoga College of India." Bikram began yoga at the age of four under the direction of Bishnu Ghosh. He continued his yoga and strengthened his practice. At the age of 13 he won the National India Yoga Championship. At the age of 17 he had an injury to his knee during a weight lifting accident. He was told he would never walk again. He went to Bishnu Ghosh’s school and trained hard to heal his knee. In six months his knee was totally recovered. Bishnu Ghosh asked Bikram to teach the world yoga. Bikram opened several schools in India that were very successful; so he traveled to the United States and opened his first studio in Beverly Hills, California, in 1973. Now there are Bikram Yoga Schools all around the world.
Bikram scientifically designed his 90 minute program of 26 postures to deliver total health through the balancing and strengthening of every system in the body in order to promote wellness, prevent injury, and limit the effects of aging. The Bikram Yoga practice is practiced in a 105 degree heated room, which helps to warm the body and allows for deeper and safer stretching. The heat also prevents injuries and rids your body of toxins while relieving stress and tension. Do not be fooled by other hot yoga. Bikram yoga is the REAL hot yoga.
Bikram’s yogic philosophy shows you how physical strength and flexibility can be a gateway to mental clarity and spiritual calm. So start your journey today to a better and healthier you.